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Land Rover Defender V-8 conversion marks 70th anniversary

It was 70 years ago that the Rover company introduced the first Land Rover. The vehicle stayed in production right through to the 1980s when it was replaced by the Defender, which itself finally ceased production in 2016. Land Rover is expected to celebrate the historic run by revealing a redesigned Defender at the end of the year, but there will also be a...

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There’s no shortage of startups looking to be among the first to develop safe and reliable self-driving systems to power fleets of potentially lucrative self-driving taxis. Among them is America’s Voyage, which was formed by ex-engineers of Apple and Alphabet and on Thursday received $3 million in funding from Jaguar Land Rover. This brings the company’s funding to date to …

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2020 Land Rover Defender spy shots

Land Rover's Defender is the stuff of legend. With a design that's barely budged from the boxy shape of the utilitarian-and-mechanically-bulletproof “Land Rover” unveiled in 1948, the Defender, just like its Germanic rival, the G-Glass, has a reputation for being one of the most capable vehicles off the road. Unfortunately, the...

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Report: Next Land Rover Defender to offer all-electric option

Land Rover hinted at it to Motor Authority. Now it appears to be true. At a press event for the Land Rover Range Rover Velar in October, Land Rover told Motor Authority an electrified Defender off-road SUV wasn't off the table without confirming or denying such a powertrain. Now, a report published by Motoring on Thursday claims not only will electrified...

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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque spy shots

Land Rover took a gamble with the Range Rover Evoque in that the vehicle eschewed serious off-roading capability in favor of a blend of design and luxury. It's a gamble that paid off as the Evoque has attracted plenty of customers that previously wouldn't have considered one of the British marque's vehicles. It's hard to believe the...

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Kahn Design building a Mercedes-Maybach G650 Landaulet rival

Depending on where you live, you'll soon be able to purchase a Land Rover Defender with a V-8 engine, 6x6 drivetrain, and soft-top roof. British coachbuilder Kahn Design is taking its imposing Flying Huntsman 110 6x6 Double Cab Pickup and adding a Landaulet-style soft-top out the back. A single teaser sketch reveals the design of the vehicle which...

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2019 Land Rover Range Rover PHEV first drive: London, here’s your off-roader

A cynic could argue that the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover P400e PHEV is a compliance special for the well-heeled. But the reality is that adding an electric motor both keeps the world's flagship SUV a viable option for city dwellers in places like London and points toward the future of off-roading. Due to go on sale next summer in the U.S., the 2019 Range...

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Electric Land Rover based on Jaguar I-Pace platform coming

Jaguar Land Rover is set to introduce its first electric car next year in the form of the Jaguar I-Pace. Eventually, Land Rover will launch its own electric car based on the skateboard-style platform underpinning the I-Pace. That’s the word of Land Rover design boss Gerry McGovern, who in an interview with Drive said Land Rover must...

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Land Rover mulls 2-door SUV as flagship

Land Rover is busy charting its future path, and aside from a possible S-Class rivaling "Road Rover", the brand is also looking at a 2-door SUV as a flagship vehicle. On Friday, Drive reported that Gerry McGovern, Land Rover's design boss, alluded to such a flagship vehicle during the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show. The executive hinted Jaguar Land Rover...

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